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Marking Time in the Golden State: Women's Imprisonment in California

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Beschreibung

In this book, the authors examine how women prisoners' lives changed over time and how they were affected by a new generation of prisons.

Klappentext

The nature of criminal punishment has undergone profound change in the United States in recent decades. This case study of women serving time in California in the 1960s and 1990s examines this recent history. Drawing on archival data, interviews, and surveys, the authors' analysis considers the relationships among official philosophies and practices of imprisonment, women's responses to the prison regime, and relations between women prisoners.

Zusammenfassung
In this 2005 book, prisoners are treated as important sources of knowledge about prisons and imprisonment during the last three decades. The authors examine both how women prisoners' lives changed over time and how they were affected by the new generation of prisons.

Inhalt

Introduction: the study unfolds; 1. Women, crime and punishment; 2. Entering the inmate's world: methods; 3. Time after time: women's experiences of imprisonment at the California institution for women in the 1960s and the 1990s; 4. Variations across time and place in women's prison experiences; 5. Negotiating prison life: how women 'do time' in the punitive era of the 1990s; 6. Conclusion: the spectrum of women prisoners' experiences; Appendix: Characteristics of interviewees; References.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Marking Time in the Golden State: Women's Imprisonment in California
Untertitel: Women''s Imprisonment in California
Autor:
Editor:
EAN: 9780521825580
ISBN: 978-0-521-82558-0
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 218
Gewicht: 490g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T16mm
Jahr: 2004
Auflage: New

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